S’pore Follows Malaysia, Removes Motorcycle Toll Charges At Second Link
Singaporeans who use their motorcycles to travel to Johor Baru no longer need to pay toll on the Second Link starting 21 January 2019.
The announcement was made by Singapore’s Transport Ministry on Tuesday (1 Jan), Straits Times reports, quoting a Ministry of Transport spokesman.
“Singapore’s longstanding policy is to match Malaysia’s toll rates.”
This means that Singapore-registered motorcycles no longer need to pay the S$0.40 toll upon entering or leaving the Tuas Checkpoint (S$4 for foreign-registered motorcycles) .
According to a report on Malaysian news service Bernama, Malaysia had abolished toll collection for motorcycles at the Second Link, from midnight of 1 Jan.
The Malaysian government had announced the removal of motorcycle tolls at the Second Link during the tabling of the 2019 Budget in November 2018.
About 50,000 residents in Johor Bahru use the Second Link daily with toll charges of RM1.10 (S$0.36) at the Tanjung Kupang Toll Plaza near Gelang Patah, Johor.
The move is expected to ease the congestion at the Johor Causeway, which has no toll charges for motorcycles.